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Deadline on October 15, 2016, and every 3 months year around. This is to announce one-year postdoc positions (with possible extensions)
at the Institute of Informatics, University of Warsaw, Poland. The
positions are supported by the ERC Starting Grant TOTAL: “Technology
transfer between modern algorithmic paradigms” led by Marek Cygan. The
project is focused on two algorithmic paradigms being approximation
algorithms and fixed parameter tractability. Also, in the project we will
study (randomized) local search heuristics. We would like to note that the
algorithmic group in Warsaw is strong and growing.
We are looking for outstanding candidates with a Ph.D. (or soon to obtain a
Ph.D.) in Computer Science or Mathematics who have already proven their
high scientific potential in the area of algorithms through publications in
proceedings of highly ranked international conferences and/or journals.
Strong background in approximation algorithms, fixed parameter tractability
or Markov chains’ mixing time analysis will be an advantage.
The base annual gross salary is 105,000PLN, however this amount may be
increased for exceptionally good candidates. For comparison, this
translates to 2.05 times the average salary in Poland (see also
for a detailed summary the costs of living in Warsaw). The position comes
with a generous travel support and _no_ teaching duties.
The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue in an
all-year-round manner. The starting date is flexible and the review of
candidates will be performed at least once per 3 months to fill vacant
positions. The first evaluation will be performed on October 15, 2016,
hence we encourage all candidates to submit applications by this date.
To apply, send a CV and a research statement by email to Marek Cygan (
lp.ude.wumim|nagyc#lp.ude.wumim|nagyc) and arrange two letters of recommendation to be send to
this address. Questions and informal inquiries are welcome. Please use
[TOTAL] in the email subject.
50 new professorships in Berlin. Berlin is seeking the top minds in the field of digitalization and over
the next few months is putting out the call for 50 new professorships.
This marks the launch of a 38 million euro project for the German
capital, the goal of which is to connect several institutions including
Technische Universität Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin,
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin and
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin with eight renowned research
institutes and two universities of applied sciences into the Einstein
Center Digital Future. The first step – an international recruitment
campaign for 18 professorships – is now underway. Additional
professorships for Berlin will be advertised in the coming months.
The professorships are being funded in part through private financing
from donations to the Einstein Foundation and the State of Berlin as
well as joint appointments with long-standing research partners. Please
note that the positions are conditional upon financing from the donors
and partners. It is intended to extend a number of the temporary
professorships past the end of the funding period.
Short descriptions with a link to the full text of the announcements are
More background information is available at
The soft application deadline is November 10, 2015. Yahoo Research is growing its strategic research teams to enable the company to build new products and platforms that our customers need, now and in the future. We have exciting job openings in several technical focus areas that are located in our New York City office locate done block from the Times Square.
We hire the best scientific minds who like to roll up their sleeves, make new discoveries and contribute to the success of the business. We are looking for Research Scientists with a PhD degree in Computer Science,Electrical Engineering or Mathematical Optimization. Our scientists specialize in designing and building scalable and reliable distributed and parallel systems that serve all the aspects of big data like data mining, optimization, machine learning, computational economics and analytics. We design innovative algorithms to push the capacity, performance and reliability of our platforms,exploit novel hardware and software architectures, and evaluate the impact in Web-scale production settings. We actively contribute to the scientific and open source communities in foundations of Computer Science, Machine Learning,Mathematical Optimization and Computational Economics.
Here are some reasons to explore this opportunity:
1. We have a huge number of research problems to solve that lie on the intersection of Optimization, Machine Learning and Computational Economics. If you are an expert in one of these fields and want to expand your research profile this is an ideal place for you.
2. We work on game changing products and solutions, you can quickly see how your research ideas and algorithms influence revenue and user engagement.
3. We care about you continuing your fundamental research, publishing papers and keeping track ofthe latest technologies developed in your respective field.
Please send your CV and a short letter of interest to Maxim Sviridenko (moc.cni-oohay|irivs#moc.cni-oohay|irivs).
Deadline is September 30, 2016.The Department of Computer Science of Utrecht University has a call for applicants to a fellowship, called the Westerdijk fellowship for young female researchers in all areas of computer science.
The Westerdijk fellowship is a very prestigious position for young female researchers offered jointly by our faculty and the department. Beside the standard employment conditions (tenure track) the Westerdijk fellowship offers the following benefits:
- A (fully financed) PhD position;
- Technical and/or secretarial support;
- Additional budget of € 50,000 for personal development, facilities and travel.
The department is looking for an outstanding candidate with complementary yet connectable research interests to those of the current departmental research staff.
More details and the link to the Utrecht University application system can be found on:
Application deadline is September 12, 2016.
Tenure Track Assistant Professor Algorithms (0,8-1,0 fte)
Department of Information and Computer Science, Utrecht University
The Department of Information and Computer Science of Utrecht University, the Netherlands,
is looking for an Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent - UD) in the field of algorithms and complexity,
in particular parameterized algorithms. You have expertise and experience in scientific teaching and
research in algorithms. You will teach in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of the department
in courses related to your expertise. You will be expected to develop an independent research line in
this specific field, in cooperation with the other members of the department.
The tasks include:
- Carry out scientific research in the field of algorithms and complexity, in particular in the area of parameterized algorithms;
- Supervising PhD students and acquiring research funding;
- Developing and teaching courses, especially within the Master’s programme Computing Science and
the Bachelor’s programme Computer Science;
- Supervising internships and theses;
- Organizational activities within the department and/or faculty.
* We are looking for candidates with a PhD, preferably in the above mentioned areas.
* Experience in performing (post)graduate teaching within a university setting is desired.
* The candidate shall have published on the aforementioned areas in national and international conferences and/or journals.
* Well-developed teaching skills and command of English in speaking and writing is a requirement.
Candidates who prefer part-time employment are also invited to apply by specifying the desired part-time ratio.
We aim to employ more women in areas where they are underrepresented.
Female candidates are therefore especially invited to apply.
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Prof Dr Hans Bodlaender; ln.uu|rednealdob.l.h#ln.uu|rednealdob.l.h, +31 (30) 253 4409.
As part of the selection procedure, the candidate is expected to give an outline of his/her research plans in a written report and an oral presentation.
To apply please attach a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and (email) addresses of two referees.
To apply, please click the application button, reachable via this link:
Posted 15 April 2016
Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno CZ, http://www.fi.muni.cz/,
announces an open call for special PhD positions starting from September 2016,
in the following particular area:
- Topic: Structural Graph Theory and Algorithmic Metatheorems
Supervisor: Prof. Petr Hliněný
The perspective student shall work on width and depth parameters
(such as tree-width and tree-depth and other) of graphs and
other relational structures, and apply the theoretical results
in algorithmic metatheorems on restricted graph classes.
The focus shall be on investigation of sparse graph classes
and on complementary “dense” depth parameters such as the
new shrub-depth, and on metatheorems for problems formulated
in FO logic. Prior introductory knowledge of structural graph
theory, logic and parameterized complexity is welcome.
See also http://www.fi.muni.cz/~hlineny/res-en.html#recent.
Perspective PhD students are expected to show their research background
and skills in the area of the selected PhD topic. They should also be
proficient in English; knowledge of Czech is NOT necessary.
See also this link for more information and other PhD topics:
The deadline for application is June 1, 2016.
The PhD position is funded with a stipend of net value 20000CZK per
month, which is approximately 750Eur and is on the level of an average
net salary in the Czech Republic. The stipend is granted to successful
applicant for the first 2 years, with an expected renewal (after an
evaluation) for another 2 years. The total length of study is 4 years.
Applicants are strongly advised to contact their perspective supervisor
for more specific details, well ahead of the deadline.
Petr Hlineny <zc.inum.if|ynenilh#zc.inum.if|ynenilh>
FI MU Brno, CZ
Posted 9 April 2016.
Assistant Professor in the
department of Computer Science at the UPR.
Contact: Professor Mariano Marcano
Department of Computer Science
UPR— Río Piedras
Tel. (787) 764-0000 (Ext. 88365)
Fax. (787) 773-1717
Posted 6 April 2016
6-year position at Technische Universität Berlin
Faculty IV - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Software Engineering and Theoretical Computer Science
offers an open position of a
Junior professor - salary grade W1 -
in the field of "Efficient Algorithms".
Reference number: IV-68/16
(starting at the earliest possible / to be filled as soon
as possible for a period of 3 years;
an extension of 3 more years is possible after successful evaluation /
closing date for applications 28/04/16)
Working field: The position includes teaching duties in the Bachelor and
Master programs "Computer Science", "Computer Engineering", and
"Information Systems Engineering and Management". In addition, an active
participation in Berlin's algorithmic research (in particular concerning
successful grant application, cooperations, committee work, regular
publications) is expected.
Requirements: Candidates must meet the requirements of the Berlin Higher
Education Act (§102a BerlHG)
(the information leaflet will be forwarded upon request), including a
completed academic education, qualified achievements in research,
usually proven by an outstanding doctoral thesis (PhD),
educational and didactic competences. We are seeking a scientist with
a PhD and expertise in the theoretical study of algorithms or a closely
related area. Applicants should have a strong scientific track record
witnessed by publications in peer-reviewed journals
and conferences related to algorithmic research.
Applicants should be experts in one of the following research areas or
in a related field:
- algorithm engineering,
- algorithms for massive data (in particular streaming algorithms),
- algorithmic game theory,
- approximation and online algorithms,
- data structures,
- graph algorithms,
- parameterized algorithms,
- randomized algorithms.
In addition, knowledge in one or more areas of applied computer science
is favourable, for example in
- computational social choice,
- data mining,
- machine learning,
- social network analysis.
Technische Universität Berlin strives to increase the proportion of
women in research and teaching and therefore
strongly encourages qualified female researchers to apply. Qualified
individuals with disabilities will be favored.
Technische Universität Berlin is a certified family-friendly higher
education institution, and our Dual Career Service offers assistance to
you and your family when relocating to Berlin.
Please send your written application with the reference number and the
usual documents (including a CV listing publications, teaching
experience etc., copies of academic degrees,
as well as copies of up to five selected publications)
until 28/04/2016 to
Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident -, Dekan der Fakultät IV,
Sekr. MAR 6-1, Marchstr. 23,
D-10587 Berlin, Germany
or by email to ed.nilreb-ut|nhah.acnaib#ed.nilreb-ut|nhah.acnaib
Please send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.
The vacancy is also available on the internet at
Postdoctoral position in Sydney, Australia
A research associate position is available at the University of New South Wales.
You will join the UNSW Algorithms group and conduct research with Serge Gaspers in the areas of exact algorithms, parameterized complexity, approximation algorithms, computational social choice, and/or algorithmic game theory. Pursuing your own research agenda and collaborating with other local groups (such as the Data61 Algorithmic Decision Theory group and the Sydney Algorithms and Computing Theory group at the University of Sydney) is possible and encouraged. Travel funding for 2-3 conference/workshop/research trips is available.
Duration: 1 year; extension possible subject to available funding
Start date: 1 July 2016 (negotiable)
Salary: AUD 87,735 per year plus 9.5% superannuation (Level A, step 6)
To apply, please send an email with subject "[Postdoc application] <first name> <last name>" to <ua.ude.wsnu.esc|gegres#ua.ude.wsnu.esc|gegres> and attach
— a short research statement,
— a detailed curriculum vitae,
— one or two reference letters (these can also be sent separately by the referee(s) to the same email address with the same subject), and
— contact details of one or two additional references.
The closing date for applying is 14 March 2016.
POSTDOC POSITION AVAILABLE: In Algorithms and Parameterized Complexity (BEN GURION UNIVERSITY, ISRAEL)
Applications are invited for a
Postdoctoral position in Algorithms and Parameterized complexity
hosted by Danny Hermelin at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)
which is located in Be'er Sheva, Israel. The university is the fastest
growing university in Israel, located right in the middle of the fastest
developing city in Israel . BGU carries out internationally acclaimed
research and offers an innovative and vibrant scientific environment..
All positions are full-time and can be started as soon as possible for the
applicant. The salary is competitive and depends on the applicant's
qualification. The contract will be limited to one or two years with the
possibility of extension.
Applicants should have a theoretical/mathematical background and an
interest in at least one of the following topics:
— parameterized complexity and algorithms;
— approximation algorithms;
— graph algorithms and theory;
— scheduling and related areas;
— mathematical optimization;
All applicants should have an excellent first academic degree in
mathematics, computer science or a related discipline. Applications should
include a detailed CV, a copy of a PhD thesis, a brief statement of
research interests, and a list of publications. Please also mention names
and contact details of two or three references — preferably one from the
For further information, please contact Danny personally via email:
li.ca.ugb|nilemreh#li.ca.ugb|nilemreh or at moc.liamg|nilemreh.ynnad#moc.liamg|nilemreh.ynnad.